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Brophy Bros. Seafood Restaurant & Clam Bar

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Chowder, Seafood
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1559 Spinnaker Dr, Suite 200, Ventura, CA 93001
805-639-0865
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: We are a casual seafood house that is located right on the dock in the...
We are a casual seafood house that is located right on the dock in the Ventura & Santa Barbara Harbor. You'll find a bustling scene of fisherman, young professionals and sand-sprinkled beach-goers nearly every night of the week at these true-blue waterfront institution. Dungeness crab cocktail, oysters on the half-shell and fried shrimp round out the "small" menu offerings. Fresh fish specials, such as grilled white sea bass from local waters, mahi mahi dusted in Cajun spices and pan-blackened local yellowtail, are highlights on the "long" menu. No matter what, libations are always in order at this locals' favorite gathering place. Everyone is welcome at Brophy's, hope to see you soon.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very nice.

The food was good. Fish of the fish and chips dish was flaky, moist, and delicious. Surprisingly, calamari were not overcooked but were tender and well seasoned. Bloody Marys were to die for and service was attentive!! Of course, the waterfront location on the Ventura Harbor makes it a little... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
Anna-Roz
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Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Scenic view
  • Doing business
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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321 reviews 321 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
390 helpful votes 390 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The food was good. Fish of the fish and chips dish was flaky, moist, and delicious. Surprisingly, calamari were not overcooked but were tender and well seasoned. Bloody Marys were to die for and service was attentive!! Of course, the waterfront location on the Ventura Harbor makes it a little more worthwhile of an experience. The only issue I have... More 

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Los Angeles
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73 reviews 73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Fantastic patio view of the harbor! Excellent service & really good food, with BEAUTIFUL presentation. A little pricey but you get a lot. Hostess was completely accomodating and helpful. Happy Hour is a DEAL nad a hafl. Could have stayed all evening and been happy.

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Norco
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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

Went to Brophys for lunch and had the breaded clam strips and a bowl of clam chowder. Good size portions, enough for two to share. Was very busy but seated within minutes. Excellent food and service, definitely will return.

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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83 reviews 83 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

Love the food and the atmosphere. Service is great. View is awesome. What more can you say. Try it you will be glad you did

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Ridgecrest, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

One of the dive boat people recommended this restaurant. We had the hot sampler among other things. One of the clams I just didn't like, but the rest was great. We had blackened Mahi Mahi. I am old so I thought I would take a picture of our food and snail mail it to our friends. Kind of an old... More 

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Portland, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Had lunch and it was great. Would definitely eat there again when in the area. Also ate at the one in Santa Barbara for dinner, very good and highly recommend.

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Oxnard California
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227 helpful votes 227 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

My wife suggested we try Brophy Bros for lunch. We got there and almost all patrons were in the patio since it was a nice day. Decor is nice. We were seated and no one came over to us for about 10 minutes. There were a few other tables that were seated after us and their waitress came over fairly... More 

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Lolo, MT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Colleague and I elected to try Brophy Bros on a rare overnight in Ventura. Good choice! Dinner was started with an order of the beer boiled shrimp. Yum! Though I am not much of a fish connoisseur, I elected to try the blackened seabass. Colleague ordered salmon (can't remember how it was served). I would definitely order the seabass again,... More 

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California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We really wanted to sit on their patio for lunch, but ended up waiting over an hour for a table. We'd read about their happy hour, but were disappointed to find that 1/2 off food and drinks were ONLY served at the bar, not in the restaurant. Our crab and steamer appetizers were great, but the rest of our meal... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

Stopped by in Ventura for a rest break and ended up at Brophy's. A good choice..lovely view of the harbor with boats bobbing in the water, outdoor/indoor dining, and great seafood. I love the calamari, fish and chips, and the coleslaw. After eyeing what other people had I had a hard time deciding what to get. The servers are young... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1559 Spinnaker Dr, Suite 200, Ventura, CA 93001
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: 805-639-0865

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 25
  • Cuisine: Chowder, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view, Doing business

Description

We are a casual seafood house that is located right on the dock in the Ventura & Santa Barbara Harbor. You'll find a bustling scene of fisherman, young professionals and sand-sprinkled beach-goers nearly every night of the week at these true-blue waterfront institution. Dungeness crab cocktail, oysters on the half-shell and fried shrimp round out the "small" menu offerings. Fresh fish specials, such as grilled white sea bass from local waters, mahi mahi dusted in Cajun spices and pan-blackened local yellowtail, are highlights on the "long" menu. No matter what, libations are always in order at this locals' favorite gathering place. Everyone is welcome at Brophy's, hope to see you soon.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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